Top Events for Educators in 2022

Chelsea Penney
January 26, 2022

Meeting fellow experts in your field broadens your perspective and engages your mind. Teachers and district leaders can continue to learn at a variety of annual events to engage in skill building, utilizing updated tools and techniques, and professional networking. Educators should have continuous education themselves to ensure they provide the best possible environment for students. 

Top Virtual & In-Person Events for Teachers

  1. The Black Creators Series

Dates: January 11, 2022 (Zion Clark), February 15, 2022 (Maxine Beneba Clarke), March 15, 2022 (De Nichols), April 19, 2022 (Charles R. Smith, Jr.)

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Description: In this educator-focused series highlighting the work of Black authors and illustrators, Sonja Cherry-Paul, Director of Diversity and Equity at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, leads discussions with children’s book creators about their work and the powerful ways their books can live in classrooms.

  1. Reaching High: Student Success, Resiliency and Hope!

Dates: January 24-25, 2022

Location: Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Cost: $295

Description: Please join us as we learn from experts who will inspire participants to improve our everyday expectations for success not only for our students but for ourselves; to continue to break down barriers to provide equity for all learners.

  1. Learning & the Brain: Kids Who Challenge Us

Date: January 29, 2022 at 12pm Eastern

Location: Virtual

Cost: $89

Description: Among the many reasons new teachers leave the field within their first five years, disruptive students are on the top of the list. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Overwhelming, negative, and inaccurate thoughts can contribute to student disengagement. When this is the case, traditional suggestions such as incentives, offering breaks, graphic organizers, or even checklists will not help the student initiate an activity. As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to easily implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing oppositional behavior, increasing work engagement, initiation, persistence, and self-monitoring.

  1. Harvard School of Education: Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning

Dates: February 23 - March 22, 2022

Location: Virtual, self-paced

Cost: $295

Description: Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning is a four-week online workshop that examines strategies related to designing and implementing virtual learning experiences. This action-oriented, self-directed workshop combines research and theory with practical strategies, culminating in the design and development of an online learning project — lesson plan, online unit, professional development plan, or curriculum resource — for your specific learning context. This workshop is lightly facilitated with a strong emphasis on the community of practice that emerges among participants.

  1. Harvard School of Education: Strategies for Effective Facilitation Online

Dates: March 30 - April 20, 2022

Location: Virtual, self-paced

Cost: $225

Description: Strategies for Effective Facilitation: Online gives educators the time and tools necessary to strengthen their skills in group facilitation. Through experiential learning, focused assessments, and practical feedback, participants will gain insights into various approaches to facilitation, understand the importance of developing detailed facilitation plans, and learn strategies to keep groups focused and productive.

  1. TESOL: International Convention and English Language Expo

Dates: March 22-25, 2022

Location: Virtual

Cost: $265

Description: Connect online with global English language professionals. Watch keynotes and selected sessions live. Access more than 200 prerecorded sessions. Invest in yourself and keep up with your commitments.

  1. Arts & Action: Building Pathways for Partnership and Engagement in Classrooms and Communities

Dates: March 30 - April 1, 2022

Location: NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Cost: $325

Description: Young Audiences Arts for Learning’s National Arts-in-Education Conference brings together arts experts, teachers, artists, and other arts organizations from around the country. Presented annually by Young Audiences Arts for Learning  (YA) in partnership with a local YA affiliate, each conference explores a theme related to arts-in-education through keynote speeches, site visits, and workshop sessions.

  1. National Science Teaching Association

Dates: March 31 - April 2, 2022

Location: Houston, Texas

Cost: $460

Description: Check out new science teaching tools, materials, equipment, and technologies in our Exhibit Hall, choose from hundreds of presentations and sessions that will focus on 3-D learning, sense-making, equity, assessment and so much more. This face-to-face professional learning experience for educators and administrators will also include special sessions that will support the new Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

  1. SUNY Learning with Innovative Technology Conference

Date: July 22, 2022

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Description: This conference is designed for educators of all types, including K-12 teachers, higher education faculty and students, technologists, librarians, and anyone else interested in the use of technologies in education. The conference is packed with presentations from other educators, like you, who have something to share in the field. You'll walk away from this conference with new and fresh ideas to bring back to your school and classroom. CTLE credit will be awarded to those interested.

  1. Get Your Teach On

Dates: October 10-11, 2022

Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Georgia

Cost: $415

Description: Choose your grade level for relevant sessions and content just for you! All sessions are aligned to Common Core Standards, and have experiences and sessions for Kindergarten through 6th-grade teachers.

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Top Virtual & In-Person Events for Administrators

  1. Webinar: Supports to Promote Teacher Well-Being

Date: February 2, 2022, 2-3 PM Eastern

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Description: Rates of work dissatisfaction are on the rise among teachers. Grappling with an increased workload due to the pandemic and additional stressors have exacerbated feelings of burnout and demoralization. Given these challenges, what can the research evidence tell us about structural supports that enable teacher well-being?

  1. Digital Learning Annual Conference

Dates: February 7-9, 2022

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Cost: $599

Description: DLAC celebrates K-12 digital learning practitioners, researchers, and policymakers; learn from each other;  share best (and worst!) practices in this new and innovative conference. Our sessions are shorter, livelier, and more interactive than most conferences, creating a high-energy gathering built on sharing and conversations.

  1. Webinar: Interoperability - Seamlessly Sharing Data, Content, and Services Within School District Systems or Applications

Date: February 14, 2022, 5-6 PM Eastern

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Description: Over the past two years, K–12 education institutions have increasingly looked to digital content and e-learning technologies to meet their ever-evolving education needs and goals. When effectively implemented, technology-based products, services, and resources can have a very positive impact on education as well as improve efficiency and outcomes in teaching, learning, and classroom and school management. And yet, as reliance on technology tools for learning and school operations grows and users become more sophisticated in implementing technology tools, gaps in the integration and interfaces among different applications can still pose problems and challenges.

  1. AASA National Conference on Education

Dates: February 17-19, 2022

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Cost: $1,130

Description: With schools thrust into the global pandemic, equity became a critical barometer as changes were made to accommodate necessary distance learning, safety, technology, mental health and wellness, and other innovative approaches to education. Researchers, educators and practitioners will come together for intensive debate and discussion on Leading for Student-Centered, Equity-Focused Education, and what that means for your leadership role, community collaboration, district outcomes and student success.

  1. Cybersecurity Online Workshop 301: Cybersecurity on a Shoestring Budget

Dates: February 22-24, 2022

Location: Virtual

Cost: $125

Description: Help resource-constrained school districts to identify and implement the most cost-effective approaches to building out a district cybersecurity program.

  1. NSBA Annual Conference

Dates: April 2-4, 2022

Location: San Diego, California

Cost: $950

Description: The NSBA 2022 Annual Conference & Exposition is the one national event that brings together education leaders to learn about best governance practices, gain insight into child development and learn about new programs and technology that can help enrich student learning. NSBA 2022 is one of the few—if not the only—places where school board members from around the country can receive the training necessary to address the instructional needs of students and to improve the efficiency of district operations.

  1. Online Teaching Conference

Dates: June 29 - July 1, 2022

Location: Long Beach Convention Center, California

Cost: $299 (Early Bird Pricing through April 15)

Description: The Online Teaching Conference is a premier gathering of faculty, staff, and administrators who are leading the way in developing innovative and effective online education. As an inter-segmental conference focused on curriculum, pedagogy and technology to improve online instruction, learning, and student success, the Online Teaching Conference is an opportunity for educators to network with colleagues, connect, share knowledge, impart and receive best practices, and develop professionally.

  1. Wired Differently Conference: Trauma-Informed Schools

Dates: July 5-9, 2022

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Cost: $525

Description: This conference offers a wide array of critical insights and best practices for reaching and teaching students with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges – especially trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and PTSD.  With 1 in 5 students diagnosable for a behavioral or emotional disorder and 1 in 4 students affected by 2 or more ACEs, every classroom is impacted.  Principals and other administrators, general ed teachers, special ed teachers, resource teachers, interventionists and paraprofessionals will benefit from tools, recommendations and strategies for working with this often high-potential portion of the student population.

  1. 2022 Urban Superintendents Summer Academy

Dates: July 12-17, 2022

Location: Rochester, New York

Cost: $525

Description: We believe that the public schools of America constitute the single most democratic institution in each community, and that their success is dependent upon the full support of community leaders, business leaders, and political leaders.

  1. AASPA Annual Conference

Dates: October 10-13, 2022

Location: Orlando, Florida

Cost: TBD

Description: Hear from speakers who are experts in their field and take home new ideas and approaches to invigorate your own district. Connect with like-minded leaders and share strategies on improving equity, student outcomes, district performance and so much more. Stay current with the research, trends, and connections that help advance not only the profession but also your individual career.

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about the author
Chelsea Penney

Chelsea Penney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing from University of Colorado Denver and her Masters of Science in Marketing from Texas A&M University Commerce. She loves living in Austin, TX and working on the frontline as Content Marketing Manager for Proximity Learning.

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